AVID Elementary has come to Heflin! Our 3rd and 4th grade classes will begin implementation of the AVID Elementary system with a specific emphasis on organizational skills. Our students will learn how to structure and organize their learning tasks, manage their time, and keep track of their requirements, materials and achievements using strategies that link to AVID in intermediate, middle, high school and beyond. Other AVID components (writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration and reading to learn) will also be incorporated into classroom instruction during the year. AVID has been part of Alief's instructional program at the secondary and intermediate level for many years. We are part of Alief's pilot elementary group, furthering the district goal to expand the AVID system eventually from Kindergarten through 12th grade!